It’s a bull market for finance
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects most finance-related career opportunities to grow at a rate of at least 12–14 percent through 2024, almost double the rate for the job market as a whole. Enter a job market like that with a top-ranked finance MBA, and you’ve got some serious career power.
Recent Iowa MBA finance grads are doing:
- Consulting at McKinsey & Company
- Consumer banking at Citibank
- Fixed income investing at Aflac in NY
- Portfolio analysis at Aegon Transamerica
- Strategic planning at Fisher Scientific
- Pricing at Delta Airlines
The flexibility of finance
Even the vocabulary is flexible: You say “fi-NANCE.” I say “FI-nance,” right?
Pronunciation aside, finance applies to raising capital, deciding if an investment is a good idea, controlling risk, and forecasting revenue. Nearly every business in every industry has to deal with these challenges. A finance MBA preps you for a long list of roles, including:
- Portfolio manager
- Research analyst
- Investment banker
- Private wealth managers
- Cash management
- Internal financial analyst
- Pension manager
- Real estate investor
Pivot from airline operations agent to senior finance manager
After graduating, Justin Botts (MBA12) joined United Airlines as a senior financial analyst in a group that supports airport operations. He was a natural fit.
“My experience at Tippie helped me be successful in the global enterprise for United.”
Right away, he used the skills he learned at Tippie: capital investment analysis and complex modeling. Last year, Botts was promoted to senior manager of finance for United Ground Express.Read Story